Hod

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In the Qabalah, Hod is the eighth of the ten Sephiroth on the "Tree of Life." Its meaning in Hebrew is Splendour. The other Sephiroth are: Kether, Chokmah, Binah, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphareth, Netzach, Yesod, and Malkuth.

Qabalistic Attributions

The following attributions are mostly taken from 777, by Aleister Crowley. The small "#" links will show the full column of that attribution (i.e. all the names, planets, parts of the soul, etc.)

  • Key Scale: 8 (#)
  • Name: Hod (Splendour) (#)
  • Astrology: Mercury (#)

Godforms

Tarot

  • General Attribution: The 4 Eights (#)
  • Titles & Attributions
    • Wands: Swiftness (Mercury in Sagittarius) (#)
    • Cups: Indolence (Saturn in Pisces) (#)
    • Swords: Interference (Jupiter in Gemini) (#)
    • Discs: Prudence (Sol in Virgo) (#)

Colors

  • King Scale: Violet purple (#)
  • Queen Scale: Orange (#)
  • Emperor Scale: Red-russet (#)
  • Empress Scale: Yellow-brown flecked white (#)

Material Correspondences

  • Animals: Hermaphrodite, Jackal [Twin serpents, Monoceros de Astris] (#)
  • Plants: Moly, Anhalonium Lewinii (#)
  • Precious Stones: Opal, especially Fire Opal (#)
  • Perfume: Storax (#)
  • Vegetable Drugs: Anhalonium Lewinii [Cannabis Indica] (#)
  • Mineral Drug: Mercury (#)
  • Alchemical Metal: Mercury (#)

Magick & Mysticism

  • Element: Water (#)
  • Magical Weapons: The Names and Versicles and Apron (#)
  • Magical Formula: — (#)
  • Parts of the Soul: Ruach (The Intellect) (#)
  • Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: — (#)
  • Chakra: Svadistthana (Navel) (#)
  • The Soul (Hindu): Prana (#)
  • Quarter: West (#)
  • Order of Qliphoth: Samael (Deceivers) (#)
  • Forty Buddhist Meditations: Analysis into 4 Elements (#)
  • Magical Power: The Vision of Splendour [Ezekiel] (#)
  • System of Taoism: — (#)
  • Figure related to Pure Number: — (#)

The Four Worlds

  • Heaven of Assiah: Kokab (Sphere of Mercury) (#)
  • God Name in Assiah: Elohim Tzabaoth (#)
  • Archangel of Assiah: Mikael (#)
  • Angels of Assiah: Beni Elohim (Sons of God) (#)
  • Divine Name of Briah: (Mem Tzaddi Peh Tzaddi) (#)
  • Angel of Briah: Hisniel (#)
  • Choir of Angels in Briah: Beni Elohim (#)
  • Palace of Briah: Hekel Gonah (Palace of Serenity) (#)

Quotes

  • The sphere of Hod represents on a very much lower plane similar qualities to those obtaining in Chokmah. (Regardie, 1994)

References

  • Crowley, Aleister. (1982). 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings. York Beach, Me. : S. Weiser.
  • Crowley, Aleister. (1981). The Book of Thoth. New York, S. Weiser.
Correspondences in the Tree of Life from Liber 777 Tree of Life | 777 Tables | Qabalah

The Sephera: 1 Kether, 2 Chokmah
3 Binah, 4 Chesed, 5 Geburah
6 Tiphareth, 7 Netzach, 8 Hod
9 Yesod, 10 Malkuth

The Key Scale—the numerical organizational tool of the Tree.

Major Correspondences:

Astrology
Decans
Astrological Angels
Godforms
Tarot
Colors
Elements

The Four Worlds

The Four Worlds
Correspondences of Assiah
Correspondences of Yetzirah
Correspondences of Briah

Material Correspondences:

Animals
Plants
Precious Stones
Perfumes
Drugs
The Human Body
Metals

Magick & Mysticism:

Magical Weapons
Magical Formulae
Magical Powers
Parts of the Soul
The Four Quarters
Tetragrammaton

Alphabets
Eastern Mysticism
The Grades of the A.'.A.'.
Alchemy
Pentagram & Hexagram
Judaica
Genii of the Twelve Hours
Geomantic Intelligences
Lineal Figures & Geomancy
Figures related to Pure Number
Qliphoth & Infernals
The Perfected Man
Sepher Yetzirah
Transcendental Morality
Legendary Orders of Being

The Paths:

11 Aleph
12 Beth
13 Gimel
14 Daleth
15
16 Vau
17 Zain
18 Cheth
19 Teth
20 Yod
21 Kaph

22 Lamed
23 Mem
24 Nun
25 Samekh
26 Ayin
27
28 Tzaddi
29 Qoph
30 Resh
31 Shin
32 Tau
32-bis
31-bis

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.